Dante Alighieri
Beyond our Understanding
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And if I am allowed, o highest Jove, to ask:
    You who were on earth crucified for us --
    Have You turned elsewhere Your just eyes?

Or are You, in Your judgment's depth,
    Devising a good that we cannot foresee,
    Completely dissevered from our way of understanding?"

                       The Divine Comedy, Purgatorio Canto VI:118-120

Queries to Jove (Jesus) by Sordello spoken to Dante after Sordello described destruction wrought by family allegiance to Ghibelline and Guelph factions.